According to internal emails from the FTC v. Microsoft case, Activision executives, including CEO Bobby Kotick, they met with Nintendo executives in December 2022 to discuss plans for a next-generation Switch.
According to these emails, the next-gen Switch will be as powerful as the Playstation and X-box One. This would be a significant upgrade of the Switch as the current Switch is powered by a Tegra X1 processor, which is less potent than the PS4 and Xbox One.
As per some other rumors, the new Nintendo Switch will be powered by an AMD chip, and the company behind AMD chips has a lot of experience in manufacturing. Chips for consoles: seeing how they pull it off with handhelds will be exciting. The next-generation Switch is also rumored to have a larger and higher-resolution display and improved battery life. It is also possible that it will support 4K gaming when docked.
Nintendo has not yet announced the next-generation Switch, but it is rumored to be released in the second half of 2024.
If the next-gen Switch is close to PS4 and Xbox One performance, then it is huge news for all handheld console fans as it will be able to run a lot of next-gen games and AAA titles as well as ports of famous PS4 and Xbox One games.
If all the rumors related to the next Switch are true, it will be the best handheld console out there.
We expect to learn more about the next-generation Switch in the coming months. Nintendo will likely hold a press conference or release a video trailer to announce the new system and its specs.
In the meantime, we can speculate about the next-generation Switch’s features and games. Some gamers are hoping for a new Zelda game, while others are hoping for ports of popular PS4 and Xbox One games like Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2.
Overall, the news that Activision executives met with Nintendo to discuss a next-generation Switch is exciting for gamers. It suggests that Nintendo is committed to creating a powerful new system that competes with other home consoles.